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Coatings is a peer-reviewed journal of coatings and surface engineering published monthly online by MDPI. The Korean Tribology Society (KTS) is affiliated with Coatings and its members receive discounts on the article processing charges.
Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
High Visibility: indexed within ScopusSCIE (Web of Science)InspecCAPlus / SciFinder, and many other databases.
Journal Rank: JCR – Q2 (Materials Science, Coatings & Films) / CiteScore – Q2 (Materials Chemistry)
Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Testimonials: See what our authors say about Coatings.
Sections: published in 15 topical sections.